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Old Timer 'Scoop' humbuckers

Old Timer 'Scoop' humbuckers

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These are PAF-a-likes, wound to a typical 7.1k in the neck and 8.2k in the bridge. In the 50s, the original PAFs were not made to a specific wind count as all pickups are today, so anything between 7-8.5k can be considered to be a PAF output.

PAFs were made indiscriminately with whichever grade of alnico could be found at the time, probably whichever was cheapest to buy at any given time. These pickups are made with alnico 5, which was commonly found in PAFs, this gives these pickups a more scooped, bright and focused tone.

PAFs were usually made with braided single conductor output leads. These are made with 4 conductor leads. The problem with braided single conductor is that it does not give access to split or parallel modes. With 4 conductor leads, these pickups have access to series, parallel and split and there's no significant tonal difference.

Pole spacings are 50mm neck and 52mm bridge for universal fitting on guitars of all types (that use humbuckers).

Supplied with screws & springs.

Wiring scheme -
Green = hot
Red/white = pickup coil connection (split)
Black = ground

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JT
Fantastic

Recommend by Alex as being close to T tops and they’re fantastic and just what I was looking for.
It’s quite hard to find humbuckers with that bite and chime and even more amazing given the price.
I’m gonna have to order more of those to put in another guitar.
Thank you !

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Ethan Simpson (tribute band Angus)
Scoop is the sound

I've been looking for a replacement pickup to replace the stock pickups in my Epiphone SG that I customised to look like Angus's 71 SG. I bought Gibson 61 humbuckers from their 2020 range and these pickups are third the price and sound just as good, possibly better. I will be buying again, as Al suggested these instead of the more expensive modernise PATs. It's rare to meet a seller who goes for the cheaper option thanks again, look forward to another purchase.